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Specializes in General Internal Medicine
6580 Main Street
Stratford, CT
 

Dr. Leonid Karkanitsa practices general internal medicine. He is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Karkanitsa accepts Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has an open panel. After attending Minsk State Medical Institute for medical school, he completed his residency training at Lutheran Medical Center. In addition to English, Dr. Karkanitsa (or staff) speaks Spanish, Belarusian, and French.

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All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Osteoporosis, Bronchitis, Electrolyte ... (Read more)

Specializes in General Internal Medicine
111 Beach Road; 3rd Floor
Fairfield, CT
 

Dr. Fereshteh Ahmadian works as an internist. Dr. Ahmadian is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. She graduated from Shiraz University of Medical Sciences and then she performed her residency at Bridgeport Hospital. She is in-network for Anthem, Health Net, ConnectiCare, and more. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Ahmadian's office for an appointment.

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All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Headache, Atrial Fibrillation, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, ... (Read more)

Specializes in General Internal Medicine, General Pediatrics
2900 Main Street; Suite 3c
Stratford, CT
 

Dr. Michael Connolly sees patients in Stratford, CT. His medical specialties are general internal medicine and general pediatrics. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. He is in-network for Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Connolly attended UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and then went on to complete his residency at Bridgeport Hospital. In addition to English, he speaks Polish. He is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Connolly is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Immunization, Sports Physicals, Cholesterol Problems, Asthma

Specializes in General Internal Medicine
111 Beach Road
Fairfield, CT
 

Dr. Neil Smerling sees patients in Fairfield, CT and Shelton, CT. His medical specialty is general internal medicine. Patient ratings for Dr. Smerling average 3.5 stars out of 5. He honors Anthem, ConnectiCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. After attending St. George's University School of Medicine, Dr. Smerling completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Connecticut. He is professionally affiliated with Griffin Hospital and Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Smerling has an open panel.

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All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Immunization, Bronchitis, Incontinence, Bone Density Test, Electrolyte ... (Read more)

Specializes in General Internal Medicine, General Pediatrics
4775 Main Street
Bridgeport, CT
 

Dr. Andrew Cutney specializes in general internal medicine and general pediatrics. He is a graduate of Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and a graduate of the University of Rochester Medical Center's residency program. The average patient rating for Dr. Cutney is 1.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Cutney is an in-network provider for Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Cutney is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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All Interests: Sports Health, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Immunization, Osteoporosis, Hypertension, ... (Read more)

Specializes in General Internal Medicine
111 Beach Road; 3rd Floor
Fairfield, CT
 

Dr. David Lastomirsky specializes in general internal medicine and practices in Fairfield, CT. Dr. Lastomirsky accepts several insurance carriers, including Guardian, MultiPlan, and Anthem. Before performing his residency at Bridgeport Hospital, Dr. Lastomirsky attended New York Medical College for medical school. He is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Lastomirsky is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Immunization, Bronchitis, Hypertension, Sinus Problems, Acid ... (Read more)

Specializes in General Internal Medicine
4699 Main Street; Suite 102
Bridgeport, CT
 

Dr. Nasiha Fahmi is a physician who specializes in general internal medicine. Dr. Fahmi graduated from Sir Salimullah Medical College and then she performed her residency at Hospital of Saint Raphael. She has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Fahmi takes. Dr. Fahmi (or staff) speaks Urdu, Spanish, and Bengali. She is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Fahmi has an open panel.

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All Interests: Sports Health, Atrial Fibrillation, Immunization, Bronchitis, Incontinence, Neck Pain, Electrolyte ... (Read more)

Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology, Adult Allergy & Immunology
55 Walls Drive; Suite 405
Fairfield, CT
 

Dr. Irena Veksler-Offengenden's medical specialty is pediatric allergy & immunology and adult allergy & immunology. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. After attending Weill Cornell Medical College for medical school, she completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. Dr. Veksler-Offengenden speaks Russian. She is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Veksler-Offengenden is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Eczema, Hay Fever, Cough, Hives, Asthma, Sinus Problems, Food Allergy, Insect Allergy

Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
55 Walls Drive; Suite 405
Fairfield, CT
 

Dr. Kenneth Backman sees patients in Fairfield, CT and Monroe, CT. His medical specialty is allergy & immunology. Dr. Backman's average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. He is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He accepts Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients. He studied medicine at Weill Cornell Medical College and the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Backman trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Chicago.

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All Interests: Drug Allergy, Eczema, Immunization, Ear Infection, Conjunctivitis, Hives, Food Allergy, Insect ... (Read more)

Specializes in General Pediatrics
2475 North Avenue
Bridgeport, CT
 

Dr. Mary Paramanathan is a general pediatrician in Monroe, CT, Newtown, CT, and Bridgeport, CT. She is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. She takes Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Paramanathan's office for an appointment. She is a graduate of the University of Jaffna Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Paramanathan completed her residency training at Bridgeport Hospital. Dr. Paramanathan (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, Greek, and Tamil.

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All Interests: Gastrointestinal Problems, Adoption Issues, Sports Physicals, Consultation, Obesity, Immunization, ... (Read more)

Specializes in General Internal Medicine
52 Beach Road; Suite 107
Fairfield, CT
 

Dr. Catherine Kumaradhas' specialty is general internal medicine. She is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Dr. Kumaradhas welcomes new patients. Dr. Kumaradhas's residency was performed at Griffin Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Diabetes, Asthma

Specializes in General Pediatrics
2875 Main Street
Stratford, CT
 

Dr. Roberta Lockhart specializes in general pediatrics. She attended Northeast Ohio Medical University for medical school and subsequently trained at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago for residency. She has received a 3.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Dr. Lockhart honors Anthem, ConnectiCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. She is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Lockhart welcomes new patients.

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All Interests: Child Abuse, Hearing Evaluation, Substance Abuse, Immunization, Ear Infection, Lead Poisoning, ... (Read more)

Specializes in General Pediatrics
888 White Plains Road; 2nd Floor
Trumbull, CT
 

Dr. Jay Esposito works as a pediatrician. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Esposito is an in-network provider for Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of Guadalajara, University Center of Health Sciences. For his residency, Dr. Esposito trained at Bridgeport Hospital. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Esposito is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Esposito is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Sports Physicals, Newborn Care, Asthma, Sinus Problems

Specializes in General Pediatrics
2875 Main Street
Stratford, CT
 

Dr. Harry Kipperman works as a pediatrician. He attended SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan for residency. On average, patients gave Dr. Kipperman a rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Kipperman is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. His practice is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Sports Physicals, Lead Poisoning, Attention Deficit Disorder, Travel Medicine, Asthma

Specializes in General Pediatrics
471 Barnum Avenue
Bridgeport, CT
 

Dr. Umanga Dawlagala's area of specialization is general pediatrics. Dr. Dawlagala accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. She completed her residency training at Harlem Hospital Center. Dr. Dawlagala (or staff) speaks Spanish, Haitian Creole, and Sinhala. She is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Her practice is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Sports Physicals, Immunization, Ear Infection, Lead Poisoning, Allergies, Asthma

Specializes in Otolaryngology
4675 Main Street
Bridgeport, CT
 

Dr. Edward Lane is an otolaryngologist in Bridgeport, CT. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. After attending Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons for medical school, Dr. Lane completed his residency training at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center. Dr. Lane (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and French. Dr. Lane is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. His practice is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Tinnitus, Tumor, Obstructive Sleep Apnea, Hearing Evaluation, Dizziness, Allergies, Nose ... (Read more)

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What is Asthma?

Asthma is a chronic lung disease where the tissue and airways of the lungs become extremely sensitive to certain substances. When these substances are breathed in, the lungs become inflamed. The muscles around the airways tighten and squeeze the lungs, and passages within the lungs swell and tighten. The airways themselves produce mucus, which further clogs the tightened, swollen airways. A person having an asthma attack finds it very difficult to breathe, and a severe attack can even be fatal.

Asthma affects people of all ages, but people with asthma are most often diagnosed as children. Symptoms can include wheezing, a tight feeling in the chest, shortness of breath, and coughing. Some people have mild symptoms all the time, and some people have no symptoms at all, but everyone with asthma is susceptible to occasional severe attacks or flare-ups of symptoms when they are exposed to triggers. Triggers vary widely but can include:

  • Allergens (dust mites, pet fur, mold, pollen, grass)
  • Irritants (smoke, pollution, dust, chemicals)
  • Viral infections
  • Physical activity, especially outdoors
  • Certain medications or chemicals in foods (aspirin, sulfites)

Treatment for most asthma patients involves three steps. Learn what your asthma triggers are and avoid them. Take a daily control medication, usually an inhaled corticosteroid, to reduce inflammation in the lungs. Also, have “rescue medication” with you at all times to take in case of a severe attack. These quick-acting inhaled medications relax the muscles around the airways and allow the lungs to open up for air.

There is no cure for asthma, but with treatment it should not interfere with your daily life and activities.
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